July Community Meeting Recap

Energy and anticipation were in the air inside, as the sun was setting outside the Charter School, overflowing with interested residents and various media for last night’s (7/19/12) long awaited discussion of the proposed “largest outlet shopping mall in Hawaii,” to be built in Kihei. Too bad the developers refused to participate.

The meeting commenced before an overflowing audience of well over 200 with a short presentation by KCA’s Daniel Kanahele to explain what KCA testified to the Council’s General Plan Committee concerning South Maui in the Maui Island Plan, and how the committee reacted in their voting.

Then it was onto the main topic, with a detailed presentation by Mark Hyde on the history of the area proposed for the huge Eclipse two mall complex,and the legal land use situation (See companion handout below pix,) followed by a complementing briefer traffic analysis by Victoria Huffman, before they both joined permaculturist Michael Howden and former Planning  Director Mike Foley to compose a knowledgeable  panel moderated by KCA’s Jon Miller.

Look for news reports of the meeting on KHON-TV Ch  2 , Maui TV News, Maui News,  Maui Weekly and MauiNow for more details, and a complete meeting telecaste on Akaku TV soon.


Remember the July meeting has moved to Akaku TV Studio at 333 Dairy Rd  Kahului on Tuesday 7/24/12 beginning at 6:00 PM for the County Primary Election Candidates Forum, so you can watch it live on CH 53 from home. See you on August 21.  Mahalo.